a memorial for all wars: the Polynational War Memorial





The Polynational War Memorial

The Polynational War Memorial is an architectonic and conceptual proposal for a global war memorial to honour all who died in all wars since 1945, and for an organization that will work on a global level with education, research and diplomacy. The memorial will include more than 10 million names of military personnel, non-state combatants and civilians. The plan is to build six copies of the memorial complex in all corners of the world.

This website presents detailed descriptions of the concept and the proposal, and information on the latest acheivements. It also includes a library of physical and online memorials, and a series of articles about memorials.

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Notes on the Online Memorial Collection
posted: 2016-07-19| by: Jon Brunberg

When you’re contemplating the features and functions of contemporary war memorials, it’s almost impossible not to take the names of the killed into consideration. When I begun to work on the Polynational War Memorial project in 2004 I decided that I would follow that convention and make the names of all soldiers and civilians killed because of acts of war a fundamental part of the design.  And I started to gather all those link in a separate section called "The Online Memorial Collection". This article discuss the importance of names and numbers.


Contrasting impressions on Omaha Beach
posted: 2013-08-19| by: Jon Brunberg

Wanås Master Plan: documentation video
posted: 2013-08-13| by: Jon Brunberg

Le Mémorial in Caen - Narratives of War and Peace
posted: 2009-11-18| by: Jon Brunberg

Workshop Dossin-Mechelen Report
posted: 2007-03-22| by: Jon Brunberg

The desolate silence of minimalism
posted: 2007-03-22| by: Kieran Long

Freedom Park at Salvokop Hill, Pretoria, SA: OBRA Architects, New York
posted: 2005-10-20| by: Jon Brunberg

Holocaust Memorial: Architect Peter Eisenman, Berlin 2005
posted: 2005-09-21| by: Sarah Quigley

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War Database Update Log 2016
posted: 2016-03-27 | Stockholm

I’m happy to be able to announce that the long overdue update of the war database has begun. Even though the first datasets from UCDP, which much of my list of wars is based on, was released


posted: 2016-07-11 | Stockholm

Right before christmas last year this website had to be relocated to a new server. Things happened in the process. At the moment bugs and glitches are being taken care of to restore the site to its

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Number of names in the Online War Memorials Collection



Find hundreds of war memorials from all over the world in the database.



Karrada is bleeding
Type: Infosite

Memorial Book for killed Ukranian Servicemen in the Donbass War
Type: Virtual Memorial
Names: 3 000

Killed Palestinians and Israelis in the 2014 Gaza War
Type: Virtual Memorial
Names: 1 889




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